We Bare Bears: The Movie is an American animated comedy film based on the Cartoon Network television series of the same name. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, it was released in North American digital theater platforms by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on June 30, 2020. Directed by series creator Daniel Chong from a story by Mikey Heller and Kris Mukai, We Bare Bears: The Movie stars the voices of series regulars Eric Edelstein, Bobby Moynihan and Demetri Martin as the three titular bears Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear; joined by Marc Evan Jackson as Agent Trout and Keith Ferguson as Officer Murphy. With the series ending in 2019, the film serves as the conclusion of the We Bare Bears story.
In their desire to be accepted into the community, the three bear brothers Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear unwittingly wreck havoc throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, igniting a mob of complaints from its residents. Seeking to remove them from the society, wildlife control agent Trout relentlessly pursues to separate the brothers, who in turn escape from the Bay Area and seek refuge to Canada. Along the way, the Bears endure hardships while staying true to their promise of being "bros for life". The film, an allegory for what it feels like to be a minority in America, explores themes of acceptance, family separation, and racial discrimination, which were darker than the lighthearted but similar themes explored within the television series that Chong, a member of the Asian American minority, had drew upon.
Upon its release, We Bare Bears: The Movie has received a positive response from film critics, who praised the film's relevant presentation its themes. Following the conclusion of the series and the film, a spin-off television series featuring the Bears as cubs has been in development since June 2019. The film had its television premiere on Cartoon Network on September 7, 2020.
Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear embark on an adventure to Canada after an agent from the Department of National Wildlife Control tries to put an end to their hi-jinx.
Sound Effects Used
- Cipha Sounds Air Horn
- Hollywoodedge, Bear Grizzly Roar Sin AT030301
- Hollywoodedge, Bell Tower High Pitch PE191601 (Heard once at the beginning during the song "We'll Be There" by Estelle.)
- Hollywoodedge, Cat Domestic Meow Ang AT010501
- Hollywoodedge, Cat Domestic Meow Ang AT010603
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Fighting Loud Sc PE917007/Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 (2nd yowl)
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Meowing Clos PE022401 (Heard twice.)
- Hollywoodedge, Crash Metal Shatter PE110201
- Hollywoodedge, Crowd Med Shock PE961301/Hollywoodedge, Crowd Reaction Shock PE142501
- Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Shor AT043401
- Hollywoodedge, Egg Timer Bell DingsL PE193601 (Heard once in a high pitch.)
- Hollywoodedge, Gusts Heavy Cold Wind PE031601/Hollywoodedge, Whistling Wind Stead PE033301
- Hollywoodedge, Medium Exterior Crow PE140501 (Heard thrice.)
- Hollywoodedge, Police Whooper Siren CT062001
- Hollywoodedge, Record Scratches 2 SS016002
- Hollywoodedge, Screams 3 Woman Singl PE133701
- Sound Ideas, CAT - DOMESTIC: SINGLE MEOW, ANIMAL 02
- Sound Ideas, CAT - DOMESTIC: SINGLE MEOW, ANIMAL 04
- Sound Ideas, CHIMPANZEE - EXCITED CALL, ANIMAL, MONKEY, APE 01
- Sound Ideas, CHIMPANZEE - EXCITED CALL, ANIMAL, MONKEY, APE 02
- Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 02
- Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 08
- Sound Ideas, SPACE, WHOOSH - FAST WHOOSH BY, SCI FI 08
- Sound Ideas, SPACE, WHOOSH - FAST WHOOSH BY, SCI FI 10/Sound Ideas, SPACE, WHOOSH - FAST WHOOSH BY, SCI FI 12
- Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - STEAM TRAIN WHISTLE: LONG BLAST, CLOSE UP (Heard numerous times for the train's whistle in the backstory flashback.)